|Health and Safety||BioSTEP (2016)|| ||Health:|
Exposure to agrochemicals; Numbers of multi-resistant organisms; Toxicity of “green” vs. “grey” industrial products
|UNEP-SETAC (2009; 2013)||Workers||Health and safety:|
Generic analysis (Hotspots): occupational accident rate by country: number/percentage of injuries or fatal accidents in the organization by job qualification inside the company
Number of injuries per level of employees. Presence of a formal policy concerning health and safety. Adequate general occupational safety measures are taken. Preventative measures and emergency protocols exist regarding accidents and injuries. Preventative measures and emergency protocols exist regarding pesticide and chemical exposure.
Appropriate protective gear required in all applicable situations; number of serious/non-serious Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) violations reported within the past three years and status of violations; education, training, counseling, prevention and risk control programs in place to assist workforce members, their or community members regarding serious diseases
|Consumers||End-users health and safety:|
Generic analysis (Hotspots): Quality of or number of information/signs on product health and safety; presence of consumer complaints (at national, sectorial, organizational level); total number of incidents of non-compliance with regulations and voluntary codes concerning health and safety impacts of products and services and type of outcomes (GRI PR2)
Specific analysis: Presence of labels on health and safety; number of consumer complaints; GRI 416
|Local community||Safe and healthy living conditions:|
Generic analysis (Hotspots): Burden of Disease by Country; Pollution Levels by Country; Presence/Strength of Laws on Construction Safety Regulations by Country
Specific Analysis: Management oversight of structural integrity; Organization’s efforts to strengthen community health (e.g., through shared community access to organization health resources); Management effort to minimize use of hazardous substances
|PROSUITE (2013)||Occupational health||Number of: non-fatal accidents at work; fatal accidents at work; occupational diseases|
|Environmental Human health||Climate change; ozone depletion; human toxicity; respiratory inorganics; ionizing radiation|
|Global-Bio-Pact (2012)||Workers||Work related accidents and diseases: Number of work related accidents per person days of employment per year, number of work related diseases/person days of employment per year. Personal protective equipment: Percentage of workers that use appropriate personal protective equipment. OSH training: Percentage of employees that have received OSH (Occupational Safety and Health) training|
|GBEP (2011)||Not proposed||Change in mortality and burden of disease attributable to indoor smoke. Incidence of occupational injury, illness and fatalities|
|Social Acceptability||UNEP-SETAC (2009; 2013)||Consumers||Feedback Mechanism:|
Presence of a mechanism for customers to provide feedback. Management measures to improve feedback mechanisms. Practices related to customer satisfaction, including results of surveys measuring customer satisfaction.
Compliance with regulations regarding transparency; publication of a sustainability report; divulgence of results on ELCA and SLCA; Number of certifications and labels
Presence of clear information provided to consumers on end-of-life; number of incidents of non-compliance with regulatory labeling requirements
|Value chain actors||Promoting Social Responsibility:|
Presence of explicit code of conduct that protects human rights of workers among suppliers. Membership of an initiative that promotes social responsibility along the supply chain
|Society||Public Commitment to Sustainability Issues:|
Presence of publicly available documents as promises or agreements on sustainability issues. Formalized commitment of the organization to prevent corruption, referring to recognized standards.
|Global-Bio-Pact (2012)||Workers||Involvement of smallholders or small suppliers. Percentage of feedstock that originates from associates, smallholders, and out-growers. |
|Local community||Contribution to local economy:|
Amount invested in community investment projects (e.g., CSR) (percent of annual revenue) and qualitative description of investments including any projects specific for women.
|GBEP (2011)||Workers||Training and requalification of workforce (i.e., share of trained workers in the bio-energy sector out of total bio-energy workforce, and share of re-qualified workers out of the total number of jobs lost in the bio-energy sector)|
|Food Security||BioSTEP (2016)||Not proposed||Use of agrochemicals (including fertilizers) and GMO crops; change in food prices (and its volatility); malnutrition, risk of hunger; macronutrient intake/availability |
|Global-Bio-Pact (2012)||Workers and Local community||Availability of food: Perceived change in availability of food after the beginning of bio-energy operations|
Time spent in subsistence agriculture: Change in time spent in subsistence agriculture in the household
|Processing company or plantation||Land that has been converted from staple crops (ha)|
Edible feedstock diverted from food chain to bio-energy: amount of edible raw material diverted into bio-energy production (t)
|Government and NGOs||Land that has been converted from staple crops (ha) |
|GBEP (2011)||Not proposed||Price and supply of a national food basket, allocation and tenure of land for new bio-energy production (percentage of land used for new bio-energy production). Change in income (wages paid for employment into bio-energy sector in relation to comparable sectors; net income from the sale, barter and/or own consumption of bio-energy products, including feedstocks, by self-employed households/individuals)|
Bio-energy used to expand access to modern energy services (total amount and percentage of increased access to modern energy services gained through modern bio-energy, measured in terms of energy and numbers of households and businesses.
Jobs in the bio-energy sector as a result of bio-energy production and use (total number of jobs in the bio-energy sector and percentage adhering to nationally recognized labor standards consistent with the principles enumerated in the ILO Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work, in relation to comparable sectors).
|Employment||BioSTEP (2016)||Not proposed||Change in employment rate; full time equivalent jobs; job quality; need for/lack of highly specialized work force |
|UNEP-SETAC (2009; 2013)||Local community||Local employment:|
Generic analysis (Hotspots): Unemployment and poverty statistics by region
Specific analysis: Percentage of workforce hired locally; Strength of policies on local hiring preferences; percentage of spending on locally based suppliers
|Workers||Hours of works:|
Generic analysis (Hotspots): excessive hours of work
Specific analysis: Number of hours effectively worked by employees (at each level of employment); number of holidays effectively used by employees; clear communication of working hours and overtime arrangements; respect of contractual agreements concerning overtime
|Society||Contribution to economic development:|
Economic situation of the country/region (GDP, economic growth, unemployment, wage level, etc.); Relevance of the considered sector for the (local) economy (share of GDP, number of employees in relation to size of working population, wage level, etc.)
|PROSUITE (2013)||Social wellbeing||Safety, security and tranquility (knowledge-intensive jobs, total employment)|
|Global-Bio-Pact (2012)||Workers and processing company||Contribution to local economy:|
Total number of employees and person days of employment per year. Number of workers that have received training (for skills development, education, etc.) each year, number of working days spent in training provided by the operation each year, type of training.
|Government and Local community||Contribution to local economy:|
Ratio of employment from local area/outside local area per category of employment. Percentage of workers that have a fixed contract employment per category of employment
|Income||BioSTEP (2016)||Households income||Income of employees in bio-economy sector (total); distribution of income|
|PROSUITE (2013)||Social wellbeing||Global Income Inequalities between GDP levels around the world.|
|Global-Bio-Pact (2012)||Workers and processing company||Working conditions and rights:|
Average income of employees by category of employment (EUR)
|Workers and local community||Working conditions and rights:|
Income spent on basic needs (percentage of worker’s disposable income spent on fulfilling basic needs (food, accommodation and transport)
|Human Rights and Working Conditions||UNEP-SETAC (2009; 2013)||Workers||Freedom of associations and collective bargaining:|
Generic analysis (Hotspots): Evidence of restriction to freedom of association and collective bargaining.
Specific analysis: Employment is not conditioned by any restrictions on the right to collective bargaining; presence of unions within the organization is adequately supported; workers are free to join unions of their choosing:
Generic analysis (Hotspots): Percentage of children working by country and sector
Specific analysis: Absence of working children under the legal age or 15 years old; children are not performing work during the night.
Generic analysis (Hotspots): Living Wages in the US by state, county, community
Specific analysis: Lowest paid worker, compared to the minimum wage; the lowest paid workers consider that their wages meet their needs. Presence of suspicious deductions on wages:
Hours of works:
Generic analysis (Hotspots): Excessive Hours of work
Specific analysis: Number of hours effectively worked by employees; Number of holidays effectively used by employees; Clear communication of working hours and overtime arrangements
Generic analysis (Hotspots): Risk of forced labor used for production of commodity
Specific analysis: Workers voluntarily agree on employment terms; Workers are free to terminate their employment within the prevailing limits, etc.
|Local community||Delocalization and migration:|
Strength of organizational procedures for integrating migrant workers into the community
Freedom of Peaceful Assembly and Association; Diversity of community stakeholder groups that engage with the organization.
Respect of Indigenous Rights:
Human rights issues faced by indigenous peoples. Indigenous land rights conflicts/land claims. Strength of policies in place to protect the rights of indigenous community members.
|Society||Prevention and Mitigation of Conflicts:|
Is the organization doing business in a region with on-going conflicts? Organization’s role in the development of conflicts; Disputed products.
|Value chain actors||Promoting social responsibility:|
Presence of explicit code of conduct that protect human rights of workers among suppliers. Industry code of conduct in the sector.
Respect of Intellectual Property Rights:
General intellectual property rights and related issues associated with the economic sector
|PROSUITE (2013)||Social wellbeing||Autonomy: (child labor and forced labor) number of children under legal age who perform hazardous work with companies. Amount of forced labor under the menace of any penalty and not undertaken voluntarily by the person.|
|Global-Bio-Pact (2012)||Workers, local community and processing companies||Working conditions and rights:|
Freedom of association (existence of labor unions); Employments benefits (e.g., housing, health care, holidays) provided by operations.
|Gender Issues and Discrimination||BioSTEP (2016)||Not proposed||Property rights; access to land; quality of life (equality of genders)|
|UNEP-SETAC (2009; 2013)||Workers||Equal opportunities/Discrimination:|
Generic analysis (Hotspots): Women in the labor force participation rate by country; country gender index ranking
Specific analysis: Presence of formal policies on equal opportunities; total numbers of incidents of discrimination and actions taken; ratio of basic salary of men to women by employee category
|Value chain actors||Promoting Social Responsibility:|
Integration of ethical, social, environmental and regarding gender equality in purchasing policy, distribution policy and contract signatures
|Global-Bio-Pact (2012)||Workers and processing companies||Gender:|
Benefits created for woman (i.e., maternity leave, and others)
|Community and processing companies||Contribution to local economy:|
Investments in projects (percent of annual revenue) including any programs specific for women
|Access To Material Resources and Land Use Change||BioSTEP (2016)||Land access||Land prices, Land tenure, Property rights, Access to land.|
|UNEP-SETAC (2009; 2013)||Local community||Access to Material Resources:|
Generic analysis (Hotspots): Changes in land ownership. Levels of industrial water use. Extraction of material resources. Percentage of population (urban, rural, total) with access to improved sanitation facilities.
Specific Analysis: Has the organization developed a project related infrastructure with mutual community access and benefit? Strength of organizational risk assessment with regard to potential for material resource conflict. Does the organization have a certified environmental management system?
|PROSUITE (2013)||Not proposed||Water use, terrestrial; Land use|
|Global-Bio-Pact (2012)||Processing companies||Land rights and conflicts:|
Legal title of land right—has a legal title/concession for the land that is not challenged?
Communal/ public land and land conflicts—has the operation had any land use conflicts, if so, what caused them, how were they resolved?
|Government and NGOs||Land rights and conflicts:|
Legal title of land right—operation has a legal title/concession for the land that is not challenged. Area of land currently under dispute, land conflict. Has the operation had any land use conflicts, if so, what caused them, how were they resolved?
| ||GBEP (2011)||Not proposed||Access to land, water and other natural resources:|
Allocation and tenure of land for new bio-energy production